Fines and Fees

Rabies inoculation & tags

Owners of dogs and cats within WBR Parish are required to have their animals inoculated for rabies annually or tri-annually by a licensed veterinarian, whereupon they will receive a rabies tag issued by the animal control center. Tag fees are $7.00 per dog or cat, maximum of two animals, thereafter $4.00 per animal. The tag shall be securely fastened at all times to a collar or harness and worn at all times by the dog or cat for which the tag was issued. Rabies tags issued by the animal control center must be renewed every year. Owners of animals that have no or out of date rabies inoculation/tag shall be subject to the fines and fees outlined below.  

Impound fines & fees for dogs

Altered DogsUnaltered Dogs
1st. offense $201st. offense $30
2nd offense $402nd. offense $60
3rd. offense $803rd. offense $120
*After 3rd and subsequent offenses, WBRASC at is discretion, may choose to confiscate the animal.*After 3rd and subsequent offenses, WBRASC at is discretion, may choose to confiscate the animal.
Room & Board Fee: $5 per day

Fine for no or out of date rabies tag/proof of inoculation

1st offense $30
2nd offense $60
3rd offense $120
*After 3rd and subsequent offenses, WBRASC at is discretion, may choose to confiscate the animal.
Rabies vaccination fee: $15*
*The owner of an impounded dog that does not have proof of valid rabies inoculation/tag may choose to have their animal vaccinated at the vet of their choice. The animal, however, will not be released back to the owner until the animal has been inoculated or proof of pre-payment to be inoculated cab be provided. 
Microchip fee: $15
Dangerous dog tag and microchip fee: $100
Rabies tag fee: $7 for the first two animals, $4 thereafter.

*Impounded dogs that have a sign of ownership (such as a collar, tag, are well kept, or have a microchip) shall be held for a period of six days from the date of impoundment, during which the owner may contact WBRPASC to reclaim their animal. Impounded dogs that have no sign of ownership (such as no collar, no tag, are in poor condition, or have no microchip) shall be held for a period of three days from the date of impoundment. Animals that are unclaimed after the six-day (signs of ownership) or three-day (no signs of ownership) hold period, become the property of WBRPASC. In cases where the owner has been charged with animal cruelty, confiscated animals will be held for a period of fifteen days commencing from the date of the notice of seizure, during which the owner may post a bond (Louisiana criminal law RS 14:102.2) with the court to secure their animals for a period of thirty days. If the fifteen days elapse, and the owner has not posted a bond with the court, the animals become the property of WBRASC. 

Impound fines & fees for cats

1st offense $10
2nd offense $20
3rd offense $40
Fine for no or out of date rabies inoculation/tag is: $20
Room & Board fee: $5 per day
*After 3rd and subsequent offenses, WBRASC at is discretion, may choose to confiscate the animal.
Rabies vaccination fee: $15*
*The owner of an impounded cat that does not have proof of valid rabies inoculation/tag may choose to have their animal vaccinated at the vet of their choice. The animal, however, will not be released back to the owner until the animal has been inoculated or proof of pre-payment to be inoculated cab be provided.
Microchip fee: $15
Rabies tag fee: $7 for the first two animals, $4 thereafter.

*Impounded cats that have a sign of ownership (such as a collar, tag, are well kept, or have a microchip) shall be held for a period of six days from the date of impoundment, during which the owner may contact WBRPASC to reclaim their animal. Impounded cats that have no sign of ownership (such as no collar, no tag, are in poor condition, or have no microchip) shall be held for a period of three days from the date of impoundment. Animals that are unclaimed after the six-day (signs of ownership) or three-day (no signs of ownership) hold period, become the property of WBRPASC. In cases where the owner has been charged with animal cruelty, confiscated animals will be held for a period of fifteen days commencing from the date of the notice of seizure, during which the owner may post a bond (Louisiana criminal law RS 14:102.2) with the court to secure their animals for a period of thirty days. If the fifteen days elapse, and the owner has not posted a bond with the court, the animals become the property of WBRASC.

Fee for euthanasia

Owners of animals that wish to surrender their terminally sick or injured animals to WBRASC specifically for the purpose of euthanasia will be required to pay a $40 fee and must sign an owner surrender form. Upon surrendering their animal, they forfeit all rights to the animal and cannot be present during euthanasia. 

Impound fines & fees for livestock

Large livestock ( horses, mules, equines, cattle, etc.)Small livestock (hogs, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, etc.)
Hauling fee: $25Hauling fee: $25
1st offense $50 per head1st offense $5 per head
2nd offense $75 per head2nd offense $10 per head
3rd offense $1003rd offense $20 per head
*After 3rd and subsequent offenses, WBRASC at is discretion, may choose to confiscate the animal.
*After 3rd and subsequent offenses, WBRASC at is discretion, may choose to confiscate the animal.
Room $ Board fee: $15 per dayRoom $ Board Fee: $5 per day
Fine for no or out of date EIA (Coggins) test: $50
EIA (Coggins) test fee: at cost*
*The owner, if known, of an impounded equine that does not have proof of a valid EIA (Coggins) test may choose to have their equine tested at the vet of their choice. The animal, however, will not be released back to the owner until the animal has been tested or proof of pre-payment to be tested can be provided.

*There is a ten-day hold period for livestock, during which, the owner may contact WBRPASC to reclaim their animal. Animals that are unclaimed after the ten-day hold period, become the property of WBRPASC. In cases where the owner has been charged with animal cruelty, confiscated animals will be held for a period of fifteen days commencing from the date of the notice of seizure, during which the owner may post a bond (Louisiana criminal law RS 14:102.2) with the court to secure their animals for a period of thirty days. If the fifteen days elapse, and the owner has not posted a bond with the court, the animals become the property of WBRASC.